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TMBA449: The Peter Principle Revisited

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On this week's episode, Dan and Ian are going to explore one of the philosophical concepts that they have been talking about increasingly on this show.

The Peter Principle was originally published by Laurence J. Peter in 1969. The basic premise is that every employee or member of an organizational hierarchy will tend to rise to their own "level of incompetence".

On today's podcast, we are talking about what this concept means for entrepreneurs, how it applies to us, how it applies to our businesses, and what we can learn from it.

We'll also share some strategies for what to do if you believe that you've reached your own capacity for growth.

TMBA448: The Cult of Early Retirement

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Dan and Ian share stories of financial freedom every week on this podcast.

On this week's episode, they wanted to explore what that freedom actually means. To some, living a life of frugality can allow yourself to retire early, but does it really bring you freedom?

One year ago, Dan wrote an article called The Cult of Early Retirement Meets (Or Strangely, Doesn't Meet) The Cult of Entrepreneurship. This article turned out to be fairly controversial, with many readers of our blog sharing their thoughts on early retirement, financial freedom, and more.

Today, we are going to present an audio version of that article, followed by some opinions and reflections on the discussions that arose from it. You'll also hear our thoughts on why the writings of early retirement bloggers don't entirely click with entrepreneurs, why we believe our time is more valuable than money, and a whole lot more.

TMBA447: The Suburban Entrepreneur

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Dan and Ian return this week with another unique entrepreneurial origin story.

In fact, today's guest has built a business in the last four years that has revenues in the low seven figures and he now employs five employees.

Part of the reason we like to share these origin stories on the show is that there's a moment for every one of us when we really truly did not believe that we could achieve this sort of thing.

Allen Walton knows that feeling all too well. Allen is the founder of SpyGuy.com, an eCommerce business which sells covert surveillance technology. Allen grew up in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, and he still lives there today.

On today's podcast, you'll hear Allen share the story of how he grew SpyGuy.com to a seven-figure business, what happened when he cold-emailed Mark Cuban, and a whole lot more.

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What Types of People are Looking for Remote Work?

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Jessica Malnik has been connecting TMBA readers with remote jobs with very cool companies (many are DC members). Interest in the site and in remote jobs in general has been soaring in 2018, I've asked her to share some thoughts. ___ It's been awhile since we've updated TMBA readers on Dynamite Jobs, so I'll start...

Writing Longform Job Posts Can Save You Time and Money

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Jessica Malnik has been working full-time behind the scenes here at the TMBA for years now, helping to strengthen our community, organize our events, and build products that help entrepreneurs grow. Lately she’s been the lead in building our new hiring service / jobs board Dynamite Jobs, a site designed to be a matchmaker between...

Taking a Walk This Weekend? – Here’s a Great Podcast Episode to Take with You

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Every once in a while a podcast episode jumps out at me and grabs my attention. This week I was so pleasantly surprised by Scooter Braun's appearance on the the Bill Simmons podcast (Bill's approach to interviews is unique and elite. His conversation with Hulk Hogan is an excellent example of his style). Anyway, Scooter is most...

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